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Under construction // Hello. I’ve recently decided to kill my old site. In the future I will post/share articles that are relevant to me (and I hope to you too), as well as keep this site as an informational tool about my musical activities. Thanks. Tom

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I have read a score of interesting and mind provoking articles since my recent discovery of environmental author George Monbiot (www.georgemonbiot.com), who writes also for The Guardian. I have shared some of them on my site. This next one was written by Mr. Monbiot for the brand new “A World View’ series where influential writers in the environmental sphere will …

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Unsound director Count Eldridge (see my other post with the trailer for Unsound) reacts to producer legend Steve Albini’s opinion about the good and bad of today’s music business framework. About internet, piracy, streaming, the value of music. “There are now just as many middle men than before, and they are indeed siphoning out most of the money, leaving fractions …

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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker “I cannot tell you how happy I am that the conversation about Taylor Swift and Spotify is happening. Maybe people will start listening to what independent artists like me and my peers have been saying for years now.” via Guest Post: “Taylor Swift, …

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Unsound is a documentary that reveals the dramatic collapse of the music industry and the unintended consequences the internet revolution is having on creators of all kinds. Featuring noteworthy musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and beyond, Unsound explores the struggle for creators trying to survive in the age of free.

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Not having your bike stolen requires more than the expensive brand lock, as every lock can be broken/chopped if a man wants to, in approx. 30 seconds. (SEE VIDEO). You just have to be smarter than the thief, like combining locks, importance of location/timeframe/anchor where bike is locked, or having a bike that isn’t interesting enough.. happy biking y’all!

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“Het gaat hier dus alweer om een maatregel die vertrekt vanuit een volstrekte onkennis van en onbegrip voor de reële sociale patronen die leven in de stad. Het is dus, simpel gesteld, alweer een idiote maatregel, die precies het tegengestelde effect zal opleveren dan datgene wat dit dagdromende gemeentebestuur zich inbeeldt. Wat voor hen de “verloedering” is van een imaginair Apeldoorn-aan-de-Schelde, …

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The blind pursuit of economic expansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative

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Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative. In the first of a new series, here’s how we can take on the fat cats

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